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A Blade Server Primer
By Stephen B. Morris
Aug 27, 2004
Network management specialist Stephen Morris discusses the emerging area of blade servers. This key data center technology has important implications for hard-pressed IT managers.
Achieving Nomadicity: Accessing the Internet Anytime, Anywhere
By Kevin Shatzkamer, Mark Grayson, Klaas Wierenga
Mar 11, 2011
This chapter explains the key concepts that make it possible for users and devices to gain access to IP networks and IP-based applications that are offered by others than their own operator.
Address Spaces & Transaction Routing
By Ravi Budruk, Don Anderson, Tom Shanley
Feb 20, 2004
This chapter describes the general concepts of PCI Express transaction routing and the mechanisms used by a device in deciding whether to accept, forward, or reject a packet arriving at an ingress port.
An Overview of Cisco IP Communications
By Anne Smith, John Alexander, Chris Pearce, Delon Whetten
Dec 9, 2005
This chapter provides an overview of Cisco IP Communications, including VoIP and how Cisco IP Communications differs from traditional telephone systems, and how you can use VoIP to achieve savings by routing your telephone calls over the IP WAN.
Analyzing Business Goals and Constraints of Network Design
By Priscilla Oppenheimer
Aug 6, 2004
This chapter covers typical network design business goals and constraints and talks about the top-down process for gathering information on goals, and the importance of using systematic methods for network design.
Analyzing the Cisco Enterprise Campus Architecture
By Balaji Sivasubramanian, Erum Frahim, Richard Froom
Jul 15, 2010
This chapter introduces you to the concepts of enterprise campus designs, along with an implementation process that can ensure a successful campus network deployment.
Applying the Principles of Network Design
By Alvaro Retana, Don Slice, Russ White
Feb 1, 2002
To illustrate three basics of highly scalable networks, this Cisco Press sample chapter "reforms" a network that is experiencing stability problems to make it stable and scalable.
Building a Remote Data Logger
By Don Loomis
Nov 2, 2001
This sample chapter from The TINI Specification and Developer's Guide provides a tutorial in building a remote data logger.
Check Point CCSA Exam Cram: Defining Security Policy with SmartDashboard
By Sean Walberg, Simon Desmeules
Jul 1, 2005
This chapter will help you prepare for the CCSA exam, with a focus on SmartDashboard. Sample questions and comprehensive explanations will keep you up to date and equip you to pass the exam.
Cisco Data Center Virtualization Server Architectures
By Roger Andersson, Silvano Gai, Tommi Salli
Jul 1, 2010
This chapter examines processor, memory, and I/O subsystems with particular reference to servers built according to the IA-32, often generically called x86 architecture.
Cisco Network Topologies and LAN Design
By Anthony Bruno, Jacqueline Kim
Nov 16, 2001
This chapter from CCDA Exam Certification Guide reviews the topologies used in network design and covers the technologies and design approaches used when designing a local-area network (LAN).
Cisco Network Topology and Design
By Khalid Raza, Mark Turner
Feb 1, 2002
Explore design issues related to overall network topology with this sample chapter from Cisco Press.
Cisco Networking Academy's Introduction to Scaling Networks
By Cisco Networking Academy
Apr 17, 2014
This chapter introduces strategies that can be used to systematically design a highly functional network, such as the hierarchical network design model, the Cisco Enterprise Architecture, and appropriate device selections.
Collaboration Is Key for Green IT
By John Lamb
Apr 17, 2009
Collaboration among many stakeholders is a must for green data center technology. John Lamb describes how to help make this collaboration happen.
Configuring the Catalyst
By Kennedy Clark, Kevin Hamilton
Feb 1, 2002
This sample chapter from Cisco Press compares differences between the router CLI and the Catalyst 4000/5000/6000 family, describes the command line interface and provides an overview of the menu driven configuration for the other Catalysts.
Content Delivery Networks
By Scott Herrmann, Jeremy Laurenson, Matthew Recore
Oct 18, 2002
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Creating a Fault-Tolerant Environment in Windows Server 2003
By Ed Roberts, Andrew Abbate, Eric Kovach, Rand Morimoto
Aug 6, 2004
There are many ways to add fault tolerance to network services and resources running on Windows Server 2003 servers, and all without the hassle of third-party software. Find out how to use them in this chapter from Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Insider Solutions.
Data Communications: Use the Right Medium for your Message
By Gilbert Held
Apr 12, 2002
Learn when to use twisted pair cable, satellites, or fiber-optics to get your message across. From economic considerations to bandwidth limitations, here's a guide to your options.
Eight Cool Things You Probably Donโ€™t Know About Data Centers
By Douglas Alger
Sep 27, 2012
Doug Alger, author of The Art of the Data Center, discusses eight cool things most people donโ€™t realize about Data Centers in this InformIT exclusive audio segment.
Firewall Deployment for Multi-Tier Applications
By Lenny Zeltser
Apr 5, 2002
Firewalls can be deployed in numerous ways as part of a security perimeter around Internet-facing servers. Lenny Zeltser explains here how to use firewalls to separate network resources in a way that suits multitier applications.

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